Guest Lecture on Diversity in the Classroom Set for Nov. 1

The Inclusive Classroom working group (comprised of students, faculty and staff) will present a reprise of a well-received spring 2017 lecture. This is open to all faculty, graduate assistants and staff teaching a course at the University.

The event is set for noon, Nov. 1, in the Ferguson Center Forum (Room 3700). Lunch will be provided through the support of Provost Kevin Whitaker and the Office for Academic Affairs. To ensure enough food, RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 26, to Michelle Estes at

A session summary is below.

Including Inclusivity: It’s Not Just For Diversity Classes

How do you introduce diversity topics in a class that isn’t about diversity? Dr. Chris Roberts, associate professor in the department of journalism and creative media, offers three techniques to provide diversity-related insight to students while simultaneously teaching key concepts in a traditional lecture course.

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